For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write “love letters” to the LGBTQ community. Below, singer-songwriter and co-host of this year’s Tony Awards Sara Bareilles shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.
I am proud.
I am so proud to love and honor the LGBTQ community this month and every month.
I am proud to learn from and look up to my most precious friends and artists and colleagues within that community who make me a better person, and make this world a more colorful, diverse, tolerant, loving place to be.
In a time in this life that feels so divided and binary, I am proud to embrace movements that work towards inclusion. Acceptance. Understanding.
I am proud that I get to be alive to witness the incredible strides and accomplishments of this wildly passionate network of thinkers, organizers, artists and activists who after years and years of effort and struggle and protests and pain managed to turn the White House
so it could shine as a symbol of progress and change.
I am proud to be a friend, supporter, and believer and to stand with the LGBTQ community to help make room in this world for everyone. EVERYONE.
They continue to be leaders and pioneers in love, and that’s my kind of army.
I am so proud.